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New and Improved SFMR data set

The technique to process data from the Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SFMR), which observes surface wind speeds and rain rates within tropical cyclones, was upgraded prior to the 2015 hurricane season on all NOAA and Air Force Reserve Command hurricane reconnaissance … Continue reading

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Paper on observations of hurricanes from satellite-based Synthetic Aperture Radar published in IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing

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Paper on forecast improvements due to dropsonde data from the Global Hawk aircraft released online in Weather Review

Starting in 2010, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have used the Global Hawk, an unmanned aircraft that can fly at 65,000 feet for 24 hours at a time, to make observations in … Continue reading

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Paper on easterly waves in the Eastern Pacific that can form into tropical cyclones published in The Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

“Easterly waves” are areas of low air pressure in the tropics that move westward and may become tropical cyclones. The most well-known type of easterly wave is the “African easterly wave,” which moves from West Africa north of the equator … Continue reading

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HRD researchers contribute to new textbook on recent advances in tropical cyclone research

The new textbook titled “Advanced Numerical Modeling and Data Assimilation Techniques for Tropical Cyclone Predictions”, was co-edited by HRD scientist Dr. Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan. It is based on a series of lectures by scientists from the US, India and Australia, at … Continue reading

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35th anniversary of the publication first documenting the eyewall cycle in intense tropical cyclones

In February, 1982, The Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences published a ground-breaking study by Hugh Willoughby, Jean Clos, and Mohammed Shoreibah on what became to be known as the eyewall replacement cycle.  Using data obtained from NOAA P3 flights into … Continue reading

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Paper on Hurricane Patricia, the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, released online in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

In October 2015, off the west coast of Mexico, Hurricane Patricia became the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the western hemisphere, intensifying faster than any other storm on record. A unique set of observations were collected in Patricia. National Oceanic … Continue reading

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Article on concentric eyewalls in Hurricane Gonzalo published in Monthly Weather Review

You can see the paper at http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/MWR-D-16-0175.1.

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Paper on the intensification of Hurricane Earl (2010) in the HWRF model published in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

You can access the paper at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/qj.2922/full.

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Paper on the formation of Hurricane Helene in 2006 published in Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics

  The full text can be found at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00703-016-0452-2.

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